Otomyiasis by Wohlfahrtia magnifica

Karaman E. , Samasti M. , Saritzali G., Ozdemir S. , Halil M. C. , Isildak H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.20, no.6, pp.2123-2124, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181bec66e
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2123-2124


Myiasis has been defined as the infestation of tissue with dipterous larvae that feed on the host's dead or living tissue. A new clinical report of otomyiasis in a 57-year-old woman caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica was reported. A review of the English language literature reveals 5 articles on otomyiasis cases caused by W. magnifica. Although it is not a frequent manifestation in otorhinolaryngology, the opportunity of its occurrence always exists. In the treatment, a combination of suctioning and alligator forceps was used to remove larvae. Also, tympanoplasty was performed for the reconstruction of perforated ear.